SAMFORD UNIVERSITY ANNUAL REPORT 2017

SAMFORD UNIVERSITY ANNUAL REPORT 2017

October 19, 2019 0 By Stanley Isaacs


For God. For Learning. Forever. These simple, powerful phrases, are the foundation
on which Samford University has been built for 176 years. We have dedicated employees and students who,
together, create an extraordinary community of learning and faith. We seek build a better world every day. Join me as we take a look back at an amazing
year here at Samford University and all that has been accomplished. Established in 1841…Samford is the 87th
oldest university in the United States…with 350 plus faculty, 55-hundred students, and
more than 50 thousand alumni worldwide. Our student body is a diverse one…hailing
from 45 states and 30 countries. Distinguished academic programs, accomplished
faculty and an engaged student community come to foster Samford’s reputation as a leader
in higher education. This past year, our university achieved significant
recognitions highlighting scholarship, research, performance and more. We regularly appear in national rankings for
academics and affordability by the Wall Street Journal, U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s,
Forbes and the Economist. 97% of our undergraduate alumni are employed,
attending graduate school or in a post-graduation internship within months of graduation. Samford student athletes claimed five Southern
Conference championships and one national championship-with Karisa Nelson winning the
NCAA Division 1 national championship in the mile run. Off the field of play… our teams rank #1
in Alabama and in the top 15 nationally for graduation success rate. Faith development is at the heart of Samford’s
mission…and our students engage their faith and service in the classroom and in the community-having
spent 920 thousand plus hours in community service this past year. This is Samford University, a college of high
character, sustained and grown by generations who have taken up its mission of Christ centered
education for more than 175 years. [Dr. Westmoreland] As you can see…exciting things are happening
here on campus, and there’s so much more in the days ahead. As you know, there are many great institutions
of higher education in this world, but there is only one Samford University.